Rosa's Thai Cafe Review
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Top 10 things you need to know about Rosa's Thai Café Chelsea:
1) As a regular visitor to Thailand, and with a respectable seven months of sweating, tuk-tuks and Chang beer under my belt, I feel I'm quite well placed to let you know all about Rosa's Thai Café.
2) Start by imagining a storm. A tornado has picked the café up and transported it from the humid lands of Southeast Asia to the often damp streets of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. (Consequently, the winds blew debris to Soho, Carnaby, Spitalfields and Angel where you can also find a Rosa’s branch). Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore; this is Thailand but done the Chelsea way.
3) That means a contemporary setting with funky lighting, quaint chalk boards displaying daily specials, sleek tiling, and a plethora of duck egg blue.
4) It also means no dark wood, no carved ornamental decoration, and a lack of tasselling and indoor vegetation. My nostalgia misses these things, my awareness of style appreciates their absence.
5) There's a cocktail bar (very Chelsea) at the front of the restaurant, offering lip-smackingly good concoctions, including gin infused with kaffir lime leaf plus chilli-infused gomme, and gin infused with pomelo leaf, shaken with fresh ginger, lychee juice, egg white and lemon bitters (very Thailand).
6) The food menu is all Thailand though, and Rosa's performs best where it matters.
7) If you can manage it, have it all. Endless plates would be the Thai way to do it - allow yourself to dream in Thai-spiced crab, tom yam gai and pad Thai.
8) If not, do it the UK, 3-course way and have the Thai calamari to start, the beef massaman curry with sticky rice to follow and homemade Thai ice, coconut and green tea ice cream to finish. All of it, each mouthful, exquisite.
9) Try to break your plate-hand-mouth rhythm to appreciate the hum of the restaurant, a relaxed din as soothing as the cascading of a waterfall. A full house of Barbour-wearing, Mulberry-holding Chelsea folk eagerly accepting fragrantly steaming plates and bowls from welcoming Thai waitresses.
10) Oil and water may not mix but Thai food in a Chelsea setting certainly does, so you should make sure to drop by for a pleasurable evening of Southeast Asia meets South West London. ...read more
Customer Reviews for Rosa's Thai Cafe
Average (based on 1 votes): 1 Atmosphere: Value: Quality:
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“A really good place to catch a bite to eat. Very impressed with atmosphere and value for money
Would definitely return soon. Thank for making it a pleasure to eat there”
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Jack Kada, London (4 years 2 months 20 days ago)
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- Cuisine Type: Thai
- Group: (Independent/Freehouse)
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